tv Bay Area News at 7 KICU December 3, 2012 7:00pm-7:30pm PST
prior project here failed during this latest storm. a vacant theater but it may help them dig out from opposition for its central sunway project. good evening. monday december 3rd. this is bay area news at 7:00. we begin with continuing coverage of this weekend's storm. first we go to fairfax where a middle school plans to reopen tomorrow after being closed for clean uptoday. the rainfall clogged the culvert right in front of the school sending water, mud and muck into the buildings. they are using pressure washers to get the mud off the floors. they will have to replace base boards and open the walls to
look for hidden moisture. >> the library will be our classroom the next two months. >> the cost is estimated to be in the 10s of thousands of dollars. a section of vine hill road just outside scotts valley collapsed yesterday during the downpour. crews are hoping to stabilize the road so they can reopen the line early tomorrow. residents are filling up sandbags nearby. crews have been clearing debris from massive sink hole as they try to stabilize the area. the ground washed away in yesterday's storm. lated late today crews finally shut it off. as jay hernandez reports.
>> reporter: this 80-foot long 40-foot wide and 15-foot deep hole. >> when i wake up, all this is water. >> reporter: outside of his window you can see crews working. early morning rain cracked the sidewalk. but yesterday afternoon the situation got worse. >> i heard the boom. >> the massive sink hole is feet from his doorstep. the station installation of a trash rack is meant to keep debris from clogging the creek. hard rain swept through and washed away what little protection the rack offered. >> we had a ton of debris come down, large log six sections. there is a bureau sitting in the creek. >> the city faces damage estimates in six figures. greg arthur's curiosity pulled this landscape architect from
his office. >> i am always curious when water moves and soil moves what causes it to happen. >> prevention may come from city and neighborhood effort. >> it is an on going thing. just like your backyard. you have to clean your leaves. the creeks are the same. >> this road will remain closed until early summer when a permanent storm drain and new road can be built. jay hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. ahead, the procedural slipup that may have contributed to a crash sent three firefighters to the hospital. police say a woman in a wheel share was injured when she was hit by a light rail vehicle at 5:45 at the intersection of market and church street. the extent of the injuries are not known. we do know traffic is affected in the area. we have a crew on the way. we will bring you more
information during this newscast as it becomes available. san francisco's new central subway hasn't even been built yet but it may already been headed a new direction. janet costiano has more. jena. >> reporter: i want to show you this construction site behind me. this is the hole where the machine will go into ground. the problem and controversy is how and when to get it out. and they have only two months to make a decision. the problem is the 40-foot diameter machine only going one way. officials had planned to make a hole along columbia bust to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit saying it would be too
disruptive. >> we are concerned about noise and dust and dirt. >> tomorrow the director is proposing two alternate options. someone to buy the former theater moverring the exit hole 90 feet from the original site. that could soon become a future station if the subway is ever extended to north beach. >> probably would be a little easier. >> buying the property would add up to $8 million to the $1.6 billion project. the other option is to leave the machine underground. but they would have to boy the machine and permanently seal it in cement adding 3 to $5 million to the cost. >> they aren't meant to be buried for any length of time, so we would have to bury it there and leave it this. >> reporter: the board meets tomorrow to discuss alternatives, but time is running out. they need a decision by
february first so the contractor can finish the job. oakland police are remaining tight lipped about the arrest of a teenage autistic girl when was assaulted after walking away from the home. we are told the 16-year-old victim who has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old left the center last tuesday. two days later she turned up on a bus in san francisco. the girl's father says his daughter was sexually assaulted. he says he is upset about the lack of communication from the police. >> by the bruises i know what happened. the police know what happened but the police aren't discussing it with me. >> in a statement released today oakland police said they would like to provide more information but can only confirm that an arrest has been made. gunfire outside an oakland middle school happened about 11:40. police say two suspects fired
shots during an attempted home envision near the school. one man was arrested near the scene. a witness said another man was spotted limping away. police say a man did show up at the hospital a half hour later with a gunshot wound. the investigation is on going. a 14-year-old boy pled guilty today to the charges he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 65-year-old woman. he is being charged with torture, kidnapping, rape and other charges. police say he abducted his victim. they say he assaulted her before lving her unconscious and duct taped in a ditch. john mcafee is denying reports that he was arrested. he said it was a double that was arrested. tech possible posted a notice on his blog that he is safe and no longer in the caribbean nation where authorities say he is a person of interest in the
killing of his neighbor. mcafee says he peers the police want to kill him. back in court nearly four years after he was shot tod. the federal court in san francisco are considering a lawsuit against two other officers. the officers' attorney say they should be aloud immunity because the shooting was an accident. >> this was a mistake. >> given all the evidence we have a jury could find him responsible for the taking of the life of grant. >> the court is not expected to make a decision on the case for months. he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a criminal court. a medical marijuana dispensary has won in court.
landlord has asked the federal judge to order the dispensary to stop greg and selling marijuana in her building. the u.s. supreme court has once again delayed a decision on proposition 8, the state's controversial voter approved ban on same sex marriage. we could find out as soon as friday. if the supreme court chooses not to review the channel we could find out next monday. justices are asked to review the supreme court decision. if the court declines, gay and lesbian couples will have the right to marry. saving $800 billion in tax reform and 900 billion in mandatory cuts. it does not increase tax rates on upper income americans which the white house insist must be included in any deal. on wall street stocks
opened higher but eventually lost ground. dow fell 59 points. the nasdaq dropped 8 points. new figures show new car sales are up around the bay area and nationwide. the biggest spike is up with volkswagon up 35% and toyota up 17%. chrysler had the most robust sells, up 14%. an economist we spoke to said new car sales are an indicator of an economic recovery. >> the unemployment rate is declining slowly. it looks like the housing market nationally may have bottomed out. so, it's a recovery alex savage -- but fragile. >> sales last month were even better than the national number. investigators are looking into a fire right near the zoo that caused an estimated $1 million worth of damage.
this happened saturday afternoon. the building was once part of a massive swimming pool complex but has been vacant for decades. last week she made news for her new bang, but royal watchers have something new to talk about when it comes to kate middleton. for lawmakers it is now a case of haves versus the have nottings. and now, lot of buzz worldwide. we will tell you tonight why the dutch which he is of cam bridge is in the hospital. how clouds outside our doors at this hour. that ahead of the next system. when the rain arrives and how much of it you will get, coming up. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy.
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two suspects were taken into custody after a high speed chase overnight. this happened about 3:20 a.m. eastbound lanes. suspect vehicle has been spotted speeding but the driver failed to stop. a second patrol car thrived to assist ended up flipping over. two officers inside were not seriously injured. the two suspects were arrested. newest members of the california legislation were sworn in today. it is now controlled by democrats of the so called super majority. >> reporter: and with that the democrat super majority was set. essentially one party rule and assembly. >> i really believe that that is the end of one very difficult era in california and the beginning of a new and better era. >> democrats celebrated. republicans still have a voice
but no power. >> i am a minority party. >> republicans say they will serve as watchdogs of the democrats new two thirds ma -- majority. >> this historic super ma scoretism we intend to use it with -- majority. we intend to use it with purpose and with humility and with great strength. >> democrats have not outlined an agenda, but the senator is proposing a bold change to make proposition 13 easier for voters to raise their own property taxes. >> it allows voters in their local area to be able to reinvest? a very underfunded educational system. >> governor brown has indicated that he will be a check on legislative democrats when it comes to raising taxes. and the super majority could be short lived with several
members leaving their seats in april, so there could be a rush to get things done once lawmakers return in january. in men to, ken pritchett, ktvu news. president obama speaks about chemical weapons. >> there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> syria cently moved its stock pile of weapons. the president stole told syria's president the world is watching. secretary of strait clinton called it a red line for the u.s. neither she nor the president said what action the u.s. might take. health experts say the flu season is off to its earliest start in 10 years and it is shaping up to be a bad one. the cdc said except every state except vermont is showing signs of the flu.
they recommend getting a flu shot. there is a free clinic tomorrow. scientist meeting in san francisco today unvailed a new technology that could help better predict storms. it keeps track of the pineapple express winter storms. those rivers are monitored by ground moisture sensors and gps. the new technology was presented at the american gee you physical convention today. the results are in from the first test of marsian soil. right now scientists say they have no evidence to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three
firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday morning's rainstorm. firefighters responded to a minor car accident near the wilder road exit. the cars were on the shoulder and officials say the firefighters followed procedure for parking engines on freeways. >> we have a procedure that requires them to park at an angle to protect the scene >> fire officials say ideally they would have had a second engine blocking the lane a few hundred feet away for protection but with so many 911 calls the next closest engine responded to about emergency. >> we were extremely busy yesterday and didn't have two firefighters allocated to this particular emergency. if we had, the outcome may have been different. we're just not sure. >> a car clip the back of the
diagonally parked fire struck. momentings later an suv struck the fire truck. >> we are going to evaluate our procedures and take a close look at this incident and try to identify areas that we can improve upon. >> the three firefighters are at the hospital rain expected to make full recoveries. a fourth person, the driver of one of the cars involved in the accident is in intensive care. the california highway patrol is investigating the accident. rob ross, ktvu channel 2 news. prince william and his wife kate are expecting a royal baby. officials made the announcement today after kate was hospitalized for a form of morning sickness. they are only saying she is in the early stages of pregnancy. the couple's child will be third in line for the throne. if it is a girl she could be
the uk's new heir. folding its tablet only periodical daily. the company announced today that the newspaper will expire december 15th. the move is part of a reorganization that will split the company in two with the creation of a new entertainment focused company called box group. the san francisco 49ers didn't get it done yesterday but some players did come through today. see how they helped bring the holidays to deserving children. more wet weather is headed to the bay area. the one part of the bay area that will feel it the most.
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not as robust as we have seen, but some. i want to show you some of these totals. take a look at santa rosa. 7inches .85. what an impressive week we saw anywhere from wednesday into sunday. it was off and on and so gusty at times. right now the winds are generally light. that has been the case all day. we watched the clouds roll in. they are ahead of our next system. temperatures are a little cool. they will continue to fall other night. you can see plenty of cloud cover and eventually rain. into evening you can see a
little rain. a few scattered showers already. tuesday will remain dry. we can't rule out the possibility of a few scattered showers. here is the front sweep -- sweeping through wednesday. up to an inch and a half expected for the hills. we wake up tomorrow, temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. afternoon highs under mostly cloudy skies and a slight possibility of rain. just splash and dash type stuff. low 60s in the forecast for the warmer spots. rain moving in wednesday morning. the weekend partly cloudy. looking pretty good. >> thank you, rosemary. several stars from the san
francisco 49ers. they were at a target store. they team up with children and took them on a shopping spree. we have new information now on the developing news we brought you earlier out of san francisco. two separate accidents right now. first, there is that light rail accident. a woman in a wheelchair was drag for an entire block. investigators say the unidentified woman suffers life- threatening injuries. knocking out power and halting all underground service. think say it affects an estimated 40 to 50,000 passengers. there is no estimate when the trains may start running. thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next news